Arguing that we fail both parents and students if we continue to think of community literacy as a dichotomy between school and work, this article illustrates Labor Market Intermediaries (LMIs) as sites of community literacy. Th e investigation of LMIs in a particular community (Greater Lafayette, Indiana) allows for a more thorough understanding of community literacy outside of traditional sites such as schools, community centers, and adult education programs; in turn, the article argues that such an understanding may lead to more productive involvement by literacy educators in our communities.
Pennell, Michael. “Community Literacy, Labor Market Intermediaries, and Community Communication Ecologies.” Community Literacy Journal, vol. 1, no. 2, 2007, pp. 41–56, doi:10.25148/clj.1.2.009517.